Kapittel Dubbel | Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
Belgium
brouwerijvaneecke.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Paquette on 11-24-2002

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Ratings:
38
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
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Photo of newton99
2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

not much head and darkbrown-redshining beer. Nose is worty and very sweetmalty, greenmalt like. Some good maltynes there as there is also some of that good smelling green stuff from poperinge. Getting better also after some sips and taste is sweet, full bodied, licorice and light to moderate bitterness. Joyfull brew that shows good carbonisation and smooth mouthfeel by nice caramellic taste. Still a bit greenmalty but more then just the average but you have to like it sweet and mellow.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Jeffo
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Pours a small 1 finger thinner looking off-white head that quickly dissipates to a decent film cap and leaves some immediate lacing down the sides. Colour is dark brown, auburn or burnt umber. Some film stays until the very end and leaves some nice lacing.

SMELL: A mild nose of caramel malt with dark fruits, such as raisins and prunes mostly. Slight touch of toffee with and underlying faint roastiness in the background, which was definitely a nice touch. Pleasant, but needs to be a little bolder.

TASTE: Lots of sweet caramel malt up front with some toffee and dark fruits again. Not much bitterness and the roastiness doesn't show up, unfortunately. A sweet malt aftertaste lingers and is just barely on the right side of too sweet. Alcohol is well hidden as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with no bite and finishes on the dry side of the spectrum. Quite smooth for a 7.5% dubbel.

OVERALL: A good and enjoyable brew, but nothing spectacular. Very average in fact. I'd have it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to bring one home.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by date of 2006, Sampled March 2007
Pours with an almost brilliantly clear, amber-copper color. It is topped by a frothy, initially three-finger thick light tan colored head. The aroma smells of caramel, cider, musty leather, tobacco and some sherry-like oxidized malt notes. Aromatic touches of plum, raisin and a spicy woody character are all noticeable at times as well.

The taste is fairly sweet, with a medium fullness to it that seems quite a bit lighter than one would expect from a 10% brew. Touches of apple cider, tart plums, raisins and perhaps a touch of figs add to the fruitiness found in this beer. Caramelize malt notes are definitely noticeable as is a light biscuit-like character in the finish. Also in the finish is just a touch of sherry (the light oxidation shows up more in the nose than it does in the flavor). There is a touch of woody, or maybe leaf-like character here as well as a rich malty note that does not contribute near as much as I would like. This really just seems a bit flabby in the flavor department, there is not a whole lot going on, especially for a beer of this strength.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle poured into a chalice.

The body is dark with a ruby red hue when held up to the light. Fluffy tan colored head that rises up to 2 fingers and falls down to a generous and lightly aerated coverage that tightens up towards the edge of the glass. Light patchy lace.

Aroma is slightly more complex than other dubbels. Nose is dominated by the usual dark Belgian standard of dry plumb and dark fruits with bread dough like malts.

Taste is a little lacking in complexity but once again the old standard of malts, caramelized sugar, roasted dark fruits and a weak tone of aged fortified wine dominate the taste profile.

Surprisingly light bodied and complemented by a picture perfect quantity of carbonation, this Dubbel is silky smooth and rich. In a category with many offering however, this one doesn't provide enough to stand out. The taste and aromatic profiles, whilst well structured, are not complex enough nor are they characterized by a defining feature.

Indeed, this is a good beer but its still more of the same.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark, pale brown colour. Mild yeast patterns forming on top of the beer.

S - Malty with an every so slight touch of caramel.

T - Bitter malt. Mildly sweet nutty flavour with some touches of caramel.

M - Smooth but not particularly interesting.

D - Really this beer is just way too sweet. Doesn't really rate as a good dubbel. Fairly disappointing.

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Photo of exonthebottle
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of paterlodie
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 09-07. Not much head and darkbrown-redshining beer. Nose is worty and very sweetmalty, greenmalt like. Some good maltynes there as there is also some of that good smelling green stuff from poperinge. Getting better also after some sips and taste is sweet, full bodied, licorice and light to moderate bitterness. Joyfull brew that shows good carbonisation and smooth mouthfeel by nice caramellic taste. Still a bit greenmalty but more then just the average but you have to like it sweet and mellow.

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Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Absumaster
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown beer with a big, creamy head and some yeast flakes swirling around.

Smell is light malty with some doughy smells and a light caramel smell. This beer smells actually more like caramel coloring agent has been used.

Taste is malty and doughy with very little caramel or 'brown' taste. It actually tastes like a dyed blond beer. There are some differences of course, but I miss the dark malts. There is the light spicy taste of the yeast. After some sips I get a light alcohol warming sensation in the back of my mouth and some maltbitterness. Aftertaste is dry, but sweet and sticky.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of EPICAC
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this at Delerium Cafe in Brussels.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ruby-brown with a brown head that fades to a quarter-inch layer leaving little lace.

Smell: Light, but notes of caramel malts and dark fruit.

Taste: Sweet upfront with raisins and brown sugar. The finish is lightly peppery with hints of roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, moderate carbonation, and light warming alcohol.

Drinkability: A little too sweet.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Those monks just seem to still be carrying on and on, and are well appropriate for the current festive season.

This beer pours a murky dark red brick amber hue, with three fingers of fizzy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of rare speckled lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of bready caramel malt, yeast, muddled dark fruits akin to plum, prune, and faint figs, and earthy, musty hops. The taste is more bready caramel malt, a touch of dry toffee, mixed black fruit, singed brown sugar, a bit of musty red wine, and earthy, dead leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit frizzante, but settles to a dull hum soon enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and a bit tacky in its smoothness, with a touch of nascent creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the malt, fruitiness, and booze all mixing and mingling amicably.

An agreeable enough dubbel, perhaps not as complex as their compadres around the region, but serviceable on this cold winter day. And were that I could have a round with those salubrious gents on the label.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mattsander
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Karo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eric5bellies
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my De Struise tulip glass.

A - This beer pours a ruby amber colour, with a large frothy jead that is off white and retains quite well.

S - Has plenty of roasted aromas from the bottle. Once poured the roasted aromas still dominate.

T - This brew has vanilla up front that is followed by a sweet cough medicine type flavour before finishing with a sweet boozyness.

M - Has medium carbonation and a medium body.

D - Quite a robust Dubbel and considering it's not one of my favoured styles I enjoyed it very much.

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Kapittel Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
3.75 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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